House 2005-2010 (District 19B)
Party when first elected: Republican
Our Lady Of Grace Catholic Grade School, Edina; Elementary School; St. Thomas Academy, Mendota Heights; Secondary; GraduateBoston College; Attended College; University of Alaska, Fairbanks; B.A.; History and Political Science, 1984William Mitchell College of Law; J.D.; 1988
Seven children: Thomas Earl III "Tripp", Jack, Bobby, Joey, Billy, and Johnny (sons), and Katie (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Robert O. Ashbach
He was raised in Edina, Minnesota. He moved to Independence, Minnesota around 1988. He moved to Delano, Minnesota around 2002.He played hockey for Boston College, the University of Alaska at Fairbanks, and the United States Hockey League.He ran unsuccessfully as the Republican Party endorsed candidate for Minnesota Governor in the 2010 election. The race was subject to an automatic recount.Religion provided by the Emmer for Governor website.